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David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, & "While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt is also the author of "Equal Affections," "A Place I've Never Been," "Arkansas," & "The Page Turner." With Mark Mitchell, he coedited "The Penguin Book of Short Stories" & "The Pages Passed from Hand to Hand" & cowrote "Italian Pleasures." He is recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Lost Language of Cranes 1,226 copies, 21 reviews
The Indian Clerk 719 copies, 27 reviews
Family Dancing 643 copies, 4 reviews
While England Sleeps 581 copies, 7 reviews
Equal Affections 512 copies, 3 reviews
Arkansas: Three Novellas 418 copies, 5 reviews
A Place I've Never Been 412 copies, 1 review
The Page Turner 386 copies, 1 review
The Body of Jonah Boyd: A Novel 290 copies, 5 reviews
Martin Bauman; or, A Sure Thing 274 copies, 5 reviews
Florence : a Delicate Case 245 copies, 8 reviews
The Two Hotel Francforts 224 copies, 11 reviews
The Marble Quilt 129 copies, 1 review
Collected Stories 111 copies, 1 review
Shelter in Place 66 copies, 6 reviews
The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (Editor) 31 copies, 1 review
The Stories of David Leavitt 12 copies, 1 review
Il decoro 5 copies
Saturn Street 3 copies
Territory 2 copies
Maurice (Introduction, some editions) 3,712 copies, 64 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 683 copies, 2 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 346 copies, 1 review
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (Contributor) 309 copies
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (Contributor) 288 copies, 12 reviews
Apartment in Athens (Introduction, some editions) 250 copies, 5 reviews
Men on Men 2: Best New Gay Fiction (Contributor) 194 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (Introduction) 169 copies, 2 reviews

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